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250. Lesser Swamp Warbler, Marievale, 5/3

 

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I'll start with some UK easys and a few from my current SA trip.   For SA ones, I'm going to pick images which I don't think I'll better or common ones which I'll shortly stop taking images of.  

Without any trips abroad planned I'm getting desperate and when I do visit reserves I'm doing so to target specific species. In this case I was hoping to find Curlews. When I arrived I spoke to the re

25. Hartlaub"s Gull, Intaka Island     26. Glossy Ibis, Rondevlei Hide, Wilderness NP     27. Cape White-eye, Wilderness NP     28. Red-chested Cuckoo, Juvenile       29. Knysna

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251. Hottentot Teal, Marievale, 5/3

 

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252. Little Egret, Marievale, 5/3

 

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253. Purple Swamphen, Marievale, 5/3

 

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254. Common Ringed Plover, Marievale, 5/3

 

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255. Grey-headed Gull, Marievale, 5/3

 

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256. Little Stint, Marievale, 5/3

 

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257. Black Heron, Marievale, 5/3

 

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258. Great Crested Grebe, Marievale, 5/3

 

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259. Red-billed Teal, Marievale, 5/3

 

It just would not lift it's head

 

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260. Grey Go-away-bird, Marievale, 5/3

 

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Tdgraves

@@lmSA84 you have already surpassed my total for 2016 and there is still three quarters of the year left :(

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@@lmSA84 you have already surpassed my total for 2016 and there is still three quarters of the year left :(

 

Yes, I fear that we will all be eating your dust this year @ImSA84

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@@lmSA84, sooo many Birds. What did #241 do to be labelled "Lazy Cisticola"?

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michael-ibk

Wow, what an achievement, 250 already. Continue like this, and you will end with 1,000! Really enjoyed catching up on this, some beautiful photos, and the rarer birds were very interesting. Ran out of likes somewhere on the way, the forum does nit allow too much positiveness.

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@@michael-ibk - thanks! I'm really looking forward to seeing everything that Ethiopia has to offer :)

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@@Tdgraves and @@Soukous - not to worry! My two month trip of SA has finished and I'm now firmly ensconced back in central London. I'll be lucky if I see another 50 birds, let alone photograph them. :unsure:

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@@lmSA84, sooo many Birds. What did #241 do to be labelled "Lazy Cisticola"?

 

I saw him lying in front of the TV eating a microwave meal all day! :)

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Dave Williams

No catching you this year ! keep them coming!

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It's been hard to get out since I got back to London but I'n determined to break 300 so I managed to steal a quick hour at our local park.

 

261. Wren, Peckham Rye, 2/4

 

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262. Common Magpie, Peckham Rye, 2/4

 

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263. Tufted Duck, Peckham Rye, 2/4

 

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264. Common Moorhen, Peckham Rye, 2/4

 

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265. Long-tailed Tit, Peckham Rye, 2/4

 

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